Day: February 19, 2018

DE: Invitation to public consultation of the GLOBALG.A.P. FSMA add-on module

GLOBALG.A.P.: GLOBALG.A.P. has led a Focus Group in the development of an add-on to the Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) Standard for Fruit & Vegetables that will complete coverage of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. The add-on content is based on GLOBALG.A.P.’s FSMA User’s Guide and Self-Assessment published in December 2016.
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Day: February 19, 2018

ZA: SA gripped by ‘listeria hysteria’ as hunt for source continues

Times Live: The number of confirmed listeriosis cases is now 872, and 164 of those have died – up from 107 last week. The current mortality rate is a staggering 27%. As listeria is killed during the cooking process, the culprit is thought to be a ready-to-eat food, fruit, or vegetables.
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Day: February 19, 2018

AU: Citrus growers called to upgrade to new food safety system

Citrus Australia: A significant change in how citrus growers manage food safety is imminent with peak industry body Citrus Australia calling on growers to get on board now and take advantage of available help.
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Day: February 19, 2018

US: Michigan posts 25th hepatitis A death; restaurant worker sick

Food Safety News: An outbreak of hepatitis A has claimed another life in Michigan. Also, another restaurant worker has tested positive for the highly contagious virus, exposing an unknown number of people who ate at a Red Lobster in the past month. The outbreak … has sickened more than 1,600 people and killed at least 46.
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Day: February 19, 2018

CA: Island company buys chemical imaging machine that identifies foreign objects and potato defects

The Guardian: A million-dollar investment into a chemical imaging machine is giving a P.E.I. business a peek inside potatoes without removing the peel and, in so doing, improving the quality and safety of potatoes for Islanders.
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